Brooks, George Glenn – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon

Memorial Rites Held Wednesday For Geo. Brooks

George Glenn Brooks, of Wallowa, who had been in ill health for several years, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1971, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He was a retired lumber mill foreman.

Mr. Brooks was born at Bald Knob, West Va., on June 21, 1894, the son of William and Ida Brooks. He had lived in Union and Wallowa Counties since 1916, and was a veteran of World War I. On Oct. 6, 1917 he was married in LaGrande to Rae McGinnis. He was a member of the Wallowa Methodist Church and belonged to the World War I veterans of LaGrande.

He is survived by his wife, Rae, of Wallowa; four daughters, Mrs. Rayford (Wilma) Guillory of Wallowa, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) Sasser of Roseburg, Mrs. Dale (Vera Jean) Miller of Monmouth, and Nancy Brooks of Portland; one son, Kenneth, of Wallowa; four sisters, Mrs. Nora Darr of Elgin, Mrs. Vivian Van Horn of Portland, and Mrs. Fay Carman and Mrs. Helen Berry both of LaGrande; three brothers, French and Dell, both of Wallowa, and Lawrence of LaGrande; and nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Memorial services, arranged by the Bollman Funeral Home, were held yesterday (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m. at the Wallowa Methodist Church. Rev. Gertrude Sorlien officiated and Geneva Johnson was organist. Nyoda Scott, soloist, sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Beyond the Sunset”.

Casket bearers – were: Bob Evans, Bill Fisher, Guy McGraw, Raymond Southwick, Buill Poulson and Lowell Wortman; and vault entombment was in the Wallowa cemetery.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 25, 1971
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by Dixie Ricker



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